The Thick of It (2005–2012)
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With Nicola on a train heading for Yorkshire, beset by Sky news reporters after scandal, Tucker plots her downfall for the party good, intending to replace her with Dan Miller and getting ... See full summary »

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Becky Martin
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Episode complete credited cast:
Peter Capaldi ... Malcolm Tucker
Chris Addison ... Oliver Reeder
Rebecca Front ... Nicola Murray
Rebecca Gethings ... Helen Hatley
James Smith ... Glenn Cullen
Tony Gardner ... Dan Miller
Zahra Ahmadi ... Nurse
Miles Jupp ... John Duggan
Lucy Briers Lucy Briers ... Cathy Hastings
Justin Edwards Justin Edwards ... Ben Swain
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With Nicola on a train heading for Yorkshire, beset by Sky news reporters after scandal, Tucker plots her downfall for the party good, intending to replace her with Dan Miller and getting Ben Swain on side with the promise of a cabinet post. Tipped off by Glenn, Nicola offers Ben the role of shadow chancellor but Ollie, in hospital after a burst appendix, and persuaded by Tucker, prevails upon Glenn to find an email to discredit Nicola. It also incriminates Swain, leading to his being duped into resigning, whilst denouncing Nicola, who also stands down as leader with Dan Miller as her successor. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Malcolm Tucker: When you come back, it'll be as Foreign Secretary.
Ben Swain: And you mean Foreign Secretary? That isn't code for Northern Ireland? I'm not fucking going there.
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29 September 2012 (UK) See more »

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